Hey lovely people!
It’s a rainy Monday morning as I write this post and while I have a long to- do list to handle today, I would much rather spend the day knocking out a few items on my “desired craft to complete” list. From mugs to doormats to wooden signs to earrings, that list is quite long! Yet, as I sat and thought about those projects, I found myself reflecting on why I continue to craft.
In today’s blog post, I will share with you my 3C’s of crafting. It’s three reasons why I craft and maybe why you should too.
Who knew that when I purchased my cricut I would find so much community amongst other crafters?! Facebook is the place for much of this with groups of all types! I have found the people in these groups to be extremely helpful and inspiring. I have learned so much from the groups I am in and I really believe they cultivate strong community even if it is “behind the screen.” If you value community, I encourage you to find it (or start build it) despite what your passions may be.
So I need to be honest with you here… I am not the most confident person in the world. I struggle with imposter syndrome, care a bit too much about what other people think about me, and I often downplay my gifts, talents, and abilities. I know this shouldn’t be the case but there is a reason I still pay my therapist! Whew, now that the cat is out of the bag, I am seeing my confidence change through my crafting. I surprise myself each day with what I can create. My crafts are not even complex, but isn’t it typically the small things, the routine things, that make the biggest difference?
Honestly, crafting can make me frustrated. I mess up quite a bit, wasting money and wasting materials because I skip a step moving too fast or thought I was ready for something I didn’t spend enough time studying. More often than not though, I am able to slip into a state during crafting were things are slow, calm, and peaceful. If you are familiar with the various categories of self-care, crafting is high in the mental category for me!
Because these three things are important to me and I have seen changes in my life with them, I wanted to take some action by creating a community built around crafting for care. Join me here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1135914000174964
Until next time,